Responsible Fishing Practices for Sustainable Fisheries

Guide of good practices for Caribbean pelagic longline fishers: Promoting the sustainable and efficient use of pelagic resources to mitigate climate change impacts and secure future fishery livelihoods

2021 Bealey, R.

This guide provides information on how to efficiently, and more specifically, target tuna, while reducing the impact on bycatch species and marine ecosystems.

It aims to promote the adoption of modern methods for more efficient and targeted use of longline gear, and the slaughtering and handling of captured fish in ways that maximize their quality and value. It also highlights the importance of recording catch information in relation to market access.

Implementing the proposed methods will improve the ability of fishers to withstand the current and future impact of climate change and the challenges of overfishing while promoting both profits and sustainability.

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